What do you imagine when you hear the words “ham radio”?  If you are like most people, you picture retired men sitting with surplus World War II radio equipment using morse code to discuss the weather, and their radio equipment.  We’ll, that’s kinda true. But!  There is a lot more that you likely haven’t heard much about.

Amateur radio operators have always been on the leading edge of technology, and that is still true in today’s high-tech world.  Amateur radio operators worldwide continue to break new ground in the art & science of radio communications.  From local 2-way radio voice communications, to communications through satellites,  or communicating worldwide using any of a dozen different digital modes , ham radio has something for everyone.  (How about bouncing a radio signal off the moon?)

It’s not always about the technology.  Amateur radio operators all over the world regularly volunteer to provide communications for special events like marathons, bike races, parades and other public service events.  Amateur radio operators also function in an official capacity assisting Emergency Management agencies when called upon through Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service and Auxiliary Communications Service (RACES/ACS) organizations.

Whether you are already a licensed amateur, or would just like to learn more about ham radio, take a look around the website, click on a few links of interest on the Resource page, or contact us with questions.

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A Brief History of Amateur Radio

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